AirPods are small, expensive and easy to misplace. They're not only easy to lose, but they are easy to drop thanks to their wireless design. It is best to keep a pair of EarPods around for running or other activities where you might lose your AirPods. If you do lose an AirPod, Apple charges $69 for a replacement. This is pretty pricey when you consider AirPods already cost $159 to $199 for a new pair. The best protection against lost AirPods is not a warranty, but the Find My iPhone app. You can download the app for free on the Apple App Store.
Find My iPhone
HomePod owners already know that Siri can help with a variety of tasks. Asking Siri to deliver the weather forecast, play music, or answer iPhone calls is just the beginning. For anyone using Find My iPhone to track a lost or missing device, Siri on HomePod can help with that, too.
Anyone who has ever had to deal with the confusion, anger and feelings of dread that come with losing an iPhone know that it’s not possible to receive enough help when it comes to finding it again.
Fortunately for iPhone users everywhere, Google apparently feels the same.
Selling an iPhone on eBay or Craigslist can be a good way to make extra money. Often selling directly to a new owner can net more cash than a trade-in. In order to make sure your personal information is safe, and the iPhone does not have an Activation Lock enabled, its important to follow a few steps to prepare the device for sale. Once the iPhone has been removed from your Apple ID and erased, the new owner can jump right in.
Buying used iPhones on eBay or Craigslist can save a lot of money. The only problem is that some sellers may not be telling the whole story. Apple has taken steps to improve security on iOS devices, including something called Activation Lock to help prevent theft. Protect yourself from buying a useless, stolen iPhone by taking a few moments to check that everything is in order.